A beloved TV character is coming back. NBC has given a 13-episode series order to a new Dick Wolf crime drama series starring Christopher Meloni reprising his Law & Order: SVU role as Elliot Stabler. The drama, which marks the actor’s return to Wolf World, revolves around the NYPD organized crime unit led by Stabler. It is the first show to come out of the massive new five-year, nine-figure, multi-platform deal Wolf signed with Universal Television last month.
CSI star Laurence Fishburne, thought to be a victim of the show’s softening ratings and growing expenses, joins a starry list that includes Charlie Sheen, Lisa Edelstein and Christopher Meloni.